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Atractus resplendens WERNER, 1901

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesResplendent Ground Snake 
SynonymAtractus torquatus var. resplendens WERNER 1901: 598
Atractus resplendens — SAVAGE 1960
Atractus resplendens — PETERS 1960
Atractus resplendens — WALLACH et al. 2014: 79 
DistributionEcuador (Amazonas), elevation 1100-1900 m

Type locality: Ecuador  
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesHolotype: NMW or ZMB, a 378 mm specimen (R. Haensch). 
DiagnosisDIAGNOSIS: A member of the trilineatus Group readily distinguished from the other known Atractus by the following combination of characters: (1) 17 scale rows; (2) long loreal; (3) maxillary teeth seven; (4) ventrals in males, 157-171 (166), in females, 170-185 (176); and (5) dorsal body color a uniform dark brown or black [from SAVAGE 1960].
 
CommentLocation of type unknown fide PETERS 1960. 
Etymology 
References
  • Peters , J. A. 1960. The snakes of Ecuador; check list and key. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 122: 489-541 - get paper here
  • Savage,J.M. 1960. A revision of the Ecuadorian snakes of the colubrid genus Atractus. Misc. Publ. Zool. Univ. Michigan 112: 1-86 - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
  • Werner, F. 1901. Ueber Reptilien und Batrachier aus Ecuador und Neu-Guinea. Verh. Zool.-bot. Ges. Wien 51: 593-614
 
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